My Latest Musings – 24 January 2014

 

 

 

I’m deeply interested in fractal geometry because it helps portray and explain Nature. Here is a historic video of Benoit Mandelbrot, the father of fractal geometry where he spoke about how he discovered fractals, and how scientists, architects and artists have unconsciously applied fractular geometry to their work. This was one of his last few talks before he left us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Must-See Video About The Yellowstone Wolves. Narrated by Peter Coyote

 

From Andy Revkin in an interview with Nature Conservancy: “I think environmentalists too long have relied on framing issues in two ways: “woe is me” and “shame on you.” It’s all terrible and it’s all someone else’s fault (usually a big company). There are plenty of bad actors, mind you (I’ve done my share of revealing them), and environmental losses and risks can be unnerving. But there’s plenty to be energized about, and it’s also vital for us — as consumers of oil and coal and metals and plastics and all the rest – to confront both our indirect role in despoliation and to acknowledge how these resources have improved lives.”

 

The Landfill Harmonic Orchestra. An inspiring 4 minute video about very poor people who live in a landfill where the children have transformed trash into musical instruments. They’ve gone on to form an orchestra.

My name is Bill Graham. As a Marine Biologist who has worked in the US and Mexico for 30 years, I am a student of Nature, a teacher, a researcher, and a nature photographer. Through my work, I have acquired an ever growing passion for how everything in Nature is connected. Today, I travel extensively contemplating about, writing about, and photographing Nature’s connections. I also work with conservation projects in the USA and Mexico and mentor talented youth.

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